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The movement of all goods already allowed: Govt official

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New Delhi, Apr 4 (KNN) The central government has taken all the measures to resolve all issues pertaining to the Logistics industry on an urgent basis to help them survive this crisis. The movement of all goods in India has already been allowed, said a government official.

While interacting with industry representatives through video conferencing on Friday organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce, N Sivasailam, Special Secretary, Logistics, Department of Commerce said that ''facilitating the movement of the drivers and their trucks carrying supplies, which are currently stuck on State Borders is important and the Industry recommendation of allowing their movement across the country via an E-Pass system has already been sent to the appropriate higher authorities for further approval with their endorsement.''

''He also requested the industry members to share specific issues of any congestion due to trucks not being allowed at any border to be shared with him and fast solutions for their movement shall be done,'' a statement from PHDCCI quoted him as saying.

Sivasailam also stated that the recommendation of allowing Railways, Airports and Sea-Ports to be given the authority to issue E-passes for the required manpower to facilitate goods movement while keeping in mind the social distancing and health protocols has already been set in motion.

He also addressed some specific issues being faced by the industry representatives regarding Air Cargo, Sea Shipments, Pharmaceuticals, and others, while sharing solutions for the same, keeping in mind not to nullify the lockdown effect.

Sivasailam, urged PHD Chamber to co-ordinate with important sectors like the Pharmaceutical sector, the Air Cargo sector and others, garner their specific issues being faced in current situations and assured of his full assistance in resolving the same.

The video conference received extensive participation of around 500 senior industry members from the logistics, air cargo, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

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